HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveVolume 24Issue 25AGA RELEASES 2018 STATE OF THE STATES REPORT

This week, the American Gaming Association (AGA) released State of the States 2018 its flagship economic analysis of the U.S. commercial casino gaming industry for the 2017 calendar year.  A copy of the report is available at the following link:  Report

For the first time, the 2018 edition combines two of AGA’s signature publications: State of the States and U.S. Gaming Industry Review– into one comprehensive overview of the 24 U.S. states with commercial casino gaming. The report includes state and national commercial gaming economic data and trends alongside a state-by-state discussion of market and policy developments over the past year.

The 2018 edition of State of the States details the continued growth of the commercial gaming industry and its positive impact on state and local economies. For instance, in 2017, states received $9.23 billion in revenue from commercial gaming taxes alone, and casinos in all but four states experienced gaming revenue increases, reflecting strong macroeconomic trends and sustained job growth in most parts of the country. Data compiled for the report also shows that commercial gaming revenue in the United States surpassed $40 billion for the first time, a 3.4 percent increase over 2016.

Additionally, later this year, the AGA will release updated research on the national and state-by-state economic impact of the tribal gaming sector, which also is a critical driver of economic activity.


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